Phare Cambodian Circus: Khmer Village

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Phare Cambodian Circus: Khmer Village
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Experience circus Cambodia-style as Phare, The Cambodian Circus artists bring their unique energy and passion to the stage. Fun, family entertainment delights with jaw-dropping acrobatics, hand-to-hand balance, partner contortion, juggling and other astonishing circus techniques accompanied by high-energy live music. An extraordinary take on ordinary Cambodian life where routine is transformed into remarkable.

Phare artists are graduates of the Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus School in Battambang, Cambodia. The school was founded in 1994 by nine young men returning home from a refugee camp after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. They had taken art therapy courses at the camp and wanted to share the power of art to heal among the poor, socially deprived, and troubled youth in Battambang. They started with drawing classes taught to a handful of students, and soon they opened a public school, then a music school, theatre school, and ultimately a circus school. Today, more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily, and 500 attend the vocational arts training programs.

Uniquely Cambodian and daringly modern, Phare is more than just a circus. Performers use theater, music, dance, and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories: historical, folk and modern. These young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm, and talent.

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This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The show goes on rain or shine.

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